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N. C. transgender law violates civil rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal authorities told North Carolina’s governor on Wednesday that a new state law limiting restroom access for transgender people violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act.

Obama sips Flint water, urges children be tested for lead

FLINT, Mich.— President Barack Obama sipped filtered water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and assured angry residents that their children would be fine in the long term despite the “complete screw-up” that contaminated their drinking water with lead.

Shkreli may face more charges

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, who last year became a lightning rod for outrage over soaring prescription drug prices, may face additional U.S. charges of securities fraud, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Sick-out closes schools for second day

DETROIT, Mich. — While schools across the nation celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day, hundreds of Detroit Public Schools teachers packed the sidewalks Tuesday to demand guarantees that they will be paid for their work.

Grim Sleeper’ murder trial closing arguments underway

LOS ANGELES — A former Los Angeles sanitation worker charged with murdering nine women and a teenage girl was a serial killer who quietly blended into his community in order to kill, prosecutors said on Monday as closing arguments began in the so-called “Grim Sleeper” case.

Cruz unleashes fury at Trump over Lee Harvey Oswald comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz lashed out at rival candidate Donald Trump on the day of Indiana’s primary on Tuesday, calling him a pathological liar, narcissist and bully after the front-runner linked Cruz’s father to John F. Kennedy’s assassin.

Bodies of famed U.S. climbers found

SHISHAPANGMA, Tibet — The bodies of renowned U.S. mountaineers Alex Lowe and David Bridges, who were killed in a 1999 avalanche in the Himalayas, have been found by another pair of climbers, according to a charity founded and run by Lowe’s widow.

Detroit schools can’t meet payroll after June 30

DETROIT — The cash-strapped Detroit Public Schools will run out of money to pay employees after the fiscal year wraps up on June 30, the schools’ emergency manager said on Saturday.

Anti-Trump protests break out for 2nd day in California

BURLINGAME, Calif. — Protests erupted in California for the second day in a row on Friday against U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is moving closer to winning the Republican nomination after a string of victories this week.

Six killed in Texas floods

AUSTIN, Texas — A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed and another person also died in floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday.

Carly’s croon sparks criticism on social media

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Presidential hopeful Cruz announced at a rally on Wednesday in Indianapolis that Carly Fiorina would join his ticket. But the unveiling faced scorn on social media after she started to sing while addressing the crowd.

Brother of San Bernardino shooter arrested with two others

LOS ANGELES — Three people linked to the couple responsible for December’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California were arrested on Thursday on conspiracy, marriage fraud and other charges unrelated to the massacre, U.S. prosecutors said.

Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump waded into politically risky territory this week when he accused Democrat Hillary Clinton of exploiting her gender to win votes and said she would have little support if she were not a woman.

Cruz taps Fiorina in bid to revive presidential prospects

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in a last-ditch bid to slow front-runner Donald Trump’s momentum, on Wednesday named former business executive Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate should he win the nomination.

Former House Speaker Hastert gets 15 months

CHICAGO — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, once one of the country’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison for a financial crime related to sexual abuse of high school wrestlers he coached decades ago.

Amtrak already settling claims

PHILADELPHIA — With the National Transportation Safety Board set to release its final report May 17 on the disastrous Amtrak crash in Philadelphia last year, the rail line has already begun to settle a handful of claims and has spent millions on health care for passengers injured in the crash.

Trump, Clinton inch closer to nominations

Donald Trump has been projected as the winner of the Republican presidential primaries in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, victories that continued the New York real estate mogul’s dominance in contests along the East Coast.